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NCJ Number: NCJ 180775     Find in a Library
Title: National Night Out: Building Police and Community Partnerships to Prevent Crime
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Author(s): Rebecca Morris
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2000
Page Count: 20
  Annotation: National Night Out was established in 1984 with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the program is administered by the National Association of Town Watch, a nationwide organization dedicated to the development of community-based, law enforcement-affiliated crime prevention activities.
Abstract: National Night Out was developed as a crime prevention that emphasizes building a partnership between the police and the community. Community involvement in crime prevention is generated through local events, such as block parties, cookouts, parades, contests, youth activities, and seminars. With continued BJA funding, participation in National Night Act crime prevention activities has increased from 2.5 million people in 400 communities in 1984 to more than 32 million people in 9,530 communities in 1995. Program objectives include refining the nationwide crime prevention campaign, documenting successful crime prevention strategies, disseminating information about successful community-based strategies, providing technical assistance on crime prevention program development, and developing the National Night Out website. Examples of National Night Out programs in Louisiana, Minnesota, Texas, Massachusetts, and California are provided. 2 notes and 12 photographs
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Police community relations ; Community involvement ; Crime prevention measures ; Federal programs ; Community crime prevention programs ; Louisiana ; Massachusetts ; Minnesota ; Texas ; California
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Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: BJA Practitioner Perspectives, May 2000
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